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If you are facing domestic violence charges in New York City, you should contact an experienced domestic violence defense attorney to protect your rights. The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC specializes in defending those accused of domestic violence. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Discioarro has handled hundreds of domestic violence cases and is prepared to defend you in court.

Domestic violence is a form of abuse which involves people who know each other, such as partners, spouses, ex spouses, parents and children, or boyfriends and girlfriends. One definition of domestic violence is "intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent, serious bodily injury to himself, herself or another." In many cases in which a person has been accused of or charged with domestic or spousal abuse, he or she is seen as guilty by the public based on the arrest, rather than the facts of the situation. Prosecutors will take the accusers statement and simply ignore other facts in the case. The only thing prosecutors are concerned with is making sure the accused pleads guilty.

Even an accusation of domestic violence assault must be taken seriously, as the negative consequences may affect the rest of your life, emotionally, financially, professionally, and in many other ways. An accusation of spousal or domestic abuse may also result in loss of work, child custody issues, a restraining order, and attack on your character. If you are found guilty of domestic or spousal abuse you will most likely be given a very severe punishment, possibly including jail time and monetary fines. If youa have been accused of domestic assault, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417.